Friday’s Fave Five

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

Can you believe we’re 2/3 of the way through April already? I’m not ready for spring to be passing so quickly! But that’s one thing the Friday’s Fave Five is good for, stopping to treasure those special moments, hold on to them for a while, and be thankful for them so we don’t forget them. Here are the best parts of the last week:

1. Timothy’s 3rd birthday!

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I think his dad may have caught him with a mouthful of cake at that moment. πŸ™‚

2. Family outings. I mentioned last week that my oldest son was in town, so we had the family all together for Timothy’s birthday and Easter and went to a petting zoo and the WonderWorks museum as well as to Jason and Mittu’s house for a meal. I wrote about it all more extensively here.

3. Easter was a lovely day. Our church just has one service that day with some extraΒ  music numbers which I enjoyed. Then we took the opportunity of being all together to get some family photos – somehow we missed doing that at Christmas.

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Then we had a great lunch and an Easter egg hunt.

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Then everyone went home and Jim and I crashed for the evening after an enjoyable but busy few days. πŸ™‚

I forgot to mention in my earlier post a funny thing that happened on Easter. For years I’ve made resurrection rolls with Easter breakfast or lunch (originally with frozen yeast rolls, but knowing when to take the dough out to thaw, how long to let it rise, etc., was a little tricky, especially overnight, so later I saw an idea to use crescent rolls, which worked well. Also since that post I saw the idea to dip the marshmallow in melted butter and then sugar and cinnamon, symbolizing the spices used in burial then – but also because it tastes good – before wrapping the marshmallow in the dough.) The marshmallows are supposed to get absorbed into the rolls, making them sweet and leaving a big hole in the roll, looking like an empty tomb. That’s always happened before, but for some reason this time the marshmallows didn’t melt, so I had to say when I served them that our tombs weren’t quite empty. πŸ™‚

4. Ham leftovers. Well, it’s great the first time around, too, but I like the leftovers for Swiss Ham Ring-Around, to put in scrambled eggs, to make a ham and cheese omelet, to have as a side item with an over-easy egg and toast, and finally using the hambone in Ham and Potato soup. The guys like it in sandwiches, and Jim usually makes a ham salad with it that we use on crackers or in a sandwich, though we didn’t have that this year.

5. The first rose bloom and hummingbird of the season showed up this week!

We’ve had a lot more rain this week, but I can’t complain (not that I should anyway), since last week was gorgeous.

All in all a lovely week with good memories.

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11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I loved the picture of Timothy with his cake! I’ve been working on a lot of pictures for the scrapbook when our grandson was about that same age. They grow up so quickly that it hardly seems possible that our grandson could be graduating now! Enjoy every single time you have with Timothy now. Mittu did a wonderful job with Timothy’s cake.

    I also enjoyed your story about the resurrection rolls…especially your comment you gave as you served them. πŸ™‚ I had never heard of these before so I am going to need to do some investigating.

    Loved seeing the family pictures! Mittu is beautiful.

  2. I got a chuckle out of your resurrection rolls story. I made those every year when my kids were little, and several times I made them with my Sunday school class. Your Easter family photos turned out great; so glad you could celebrate the day together.

  3. Timothy certainly looks like he’s enjoying his cake! The resurrection rolls sound very good and i like the symbolism. I’ve sent you an email. Have a lovely day.

  4. Tiimothy is 3 already??! he is a cutie and all of your photos came out so nice!

    it looks like you have a lovely list of blessings.

    When my girls were little, i used to host an Easter egg hunt for them. and their friends and the person who found the empty egg was the winner,,,,to symbolize the emoty tomb. it was a good outreach for the unchurched friends. i miss those days!!

    happy weekend and enjoy spring!!

  5. Happy Birthday to Timothy! what a happy smile and that cake looks delicious.
    Family gatherings, Easter celebrations and leftovers. Sounds like a great week.

    thanks for visiting my blog. It’s lovely to see you again.

  6. Great post. Looks like you had a ver nice family Easter! Your grandson is so cute and you have a lovely family! Cute, cute birthday cake for him. I have made Resurrection Roles before. Yummy. Didn’t make them this year. Maybe next. Have a great week!

  7. Oh my goodness, that birthday cake is adorable! And perfect for your darling Timothy. Those family photos are fantastic! So glad you got to have some taken. Love that big Timothy smile. I’d never heard of resurrection rolls and your description of the not-quite-empty-“tomb” made me grin.

  8. I can’t believe how grown up Timothy is looking! What a great cake. Love your Easter family pics. I totally forgot to have someone take some family pics. So other than the one around the table in which I of course am missing I don’t have us all together. The weather looks gorgeous over there.

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